Malware for iPad
Reports are surfacing of a new malware program that is indirectly targeting iPad users. The malware itself in no way affects the iPad device but rather installs itself into the explorer.exe file on PCs running Windows. As usual it only affects PCs and not Mac laptop or desktop computers. As many Mac users are well aware, nearly 99% of all malware hiding in the ether targets computers running one or the many versions of Windows.
This program is working its way around the web and attacking computers by email. People are receiving an email prompting users to download a fake iTunes upgrade that is meant to add functionality for iTunes users who own iPads.
Backdoor.Bifrose.AADY, the malware mentioned, once installed on your system allows for potential remote control of your computer and in an insidious fashion begins mining for passwords, serial numbers, and email account information.
Malware quite simply is a fact of life that all computer users need to be aware of at all times. Yet malware can be a benign part of the computer world if certain steps are taken. I would recommend avoiding all emails with direct download links. Additionally, it is important to not only run one of the many anti-virus programs on the market but keep them updated on a daily basis.
News Article by App Chronicles